Predictions from the Faculty
March 28, 2010
Introduction by: David Stephens of
Predictions by: The WrestleView Columnists and Recapper
Organization and Closure by: Anthony J. Valvo of

Introduction (By: David Stephens)

Are you ready?

It’s time for the most magical night of the entire professional wrestling calendar. It’s a day that always has a certain blissful atmosphere. It’s only fitting that I am the co-holder of the Dean’s position with the UK’s own (and a truly gifted columnist) Daniel Browne. Considering our picks are drastically different on several matches, one thing is for certain. Come the end of the night, WrestleView will most likely have a new Dean. With only one or two picks separating the majority of the faculty, things are about to get shaken up!

Gene Okerlund: The electricity in the air you could cut it with a knife!
Bobby Heenan: Keep the knife to yourself!
-Wrestlemania X-Seven

Sid Justice: See we got a saying and it goes like this, “Do unto the man as he would do unto you. But do it first.”
-Wrestlemania VIII

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts: The blind leading the blind? Even a fool knows that a man has only five senses. Snakes? We have six. We *always* do it better in the dark.
-Wrestlemania VII

Heenan, Bobby ‘The Brain’: [to Bob Uecker] You received 7,000 votes to get into the Hall Of Fame. You’d have gotten a lot more, but you ran out of stamps.
-Wrestlemania IV

Before we present our picks, let us show you all the current standings?

Current Standings

2010-2011 Season (As of TNA’s Destination X)

1) Daniel Browne (For Queen and Country)???????????..13-7 (5-3)
2) David Stephens (That’s a Wrap and RAW Recapper)???.?13-7 (8-0)
3) Student of the Week (The Best Student(s) from Prev. PPV)..12-8 (5-3)*
4) Josh Boutwell (Viva La Raza and TNA Recapper)…????.?12-8 (6-2)
5) Matt O?Brien (Notes From The Nosebleeds)??????????11-9 (6-2)
6) Josh Piedra (The Shoot)?????????????????????.11-9 (7-1)
7) WrestleView Students (The Loyal Readers)?????????..11-9 (5-3)
8) Sean Hurley (The Sharpshooter)??????????????…..11-9 (5-3)
8) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings)?????????..???.?10-10 (3-5)
10) Joe Baiamonte (Baiamonte’s Casa/2009 WV Champ)……..10-10 (6-2)
11) Doug Lackey (Reality From Ringside)?????????????.9-11 (4-4)
12) Mike Tedesco (Smackdown and NXT Recapper)??????…9-11 (5-3)
13) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/ROH Recaps)???.9-11 (6-2)
14) Jeff Springer (WWE Superstar Recapper)???????????5-3 (5-3)

In this edition, the Students of the Week are: Craig Alan Cope, Ricky Langston, and Paul Lyons. They all got a 7-1 PPV record for Destination X. TJ Patton, the most recent S.O.T.W., posted a 5-3 record at the last PPV and did not retain.

And now?wrestling fans around the world, here are the predictions from the WrestleView Faculty for our Super Bowl! This is WRESTLEMANIA!

(Students of the Week will be in Parentheses)

Non-Championship Matches

**10-Diva Tag Team Match**
Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, and Gail Kim vs. Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, Layla El, Maryse, and Alicia Fox

Daniel B. ? BABYFACES.

David S. ? I have to go with the good gals in this particular match-up. This one is kind of a tossup because the variable of having ten people involved could result in near infinite screwy storylines, but I?m going to go with KELLY KELLY et. Al.


(Ricky L.) ? FACES WIN. Why is this On the Card…Eddie has GOT to be spinning in his grave at what Vickie has Become..OH well, Bathroom break Match…But if there is any justice within Creative..The faces win this match after Weeks of abuse.

(Paul L.) ? BABYFACE Divas.

Josh B. ? MICKIE, GAIL, KELLY, BETH, & EVE. You hear that? That’s the sound of millions of people all getting up to go the bathroom at the same time…


Josh P. ? I don’t care.. it’s a WWE Women’s match… Peh… MAGIC QUARTER SAYS: the Beth Phoenix team, I guess. EVE TORRES, BETH PHOENIX, KELLY KELLY, GAIL KIM & MICKIE JAMES


Jose M. ? The BABYFACE divas win and go over.


Doug L. ? THE GOOD GIRLS via doing something tremendously horrible to Vickie and causing all within the WV chat room and forums to go completely f$%kin’ bonkers throwing cheetohs in the air in jubilation and dumping a cooler of Mountain Dew on Hunter Golden… how’s THAT for a prediction!!

Mike T. ? The FACE DIVAS. Really… who cares?

Anthony V. ? Where’s Tiffany? Why Kelly? Kelly is in no storyline and Tiffany was feuding with ?The Excuse Me Cougar?. As I said on ?The Teacher’s Lounge? I am going with the HEEL DIVAS. For some reason, I see the heels finding a way to distract Goose Mahoney (who I think will be the referee) and ?The Excuse Me Cougar? pokes Beth in the eye with Cougar Necklace. McCool hits The Faith Breaker on Phoenix for the win. I hope I am wrong here.


Consensus: FACE DIVAS 13; Heel Divas 2. For months, the heel divas have been making their face counterparts a living nightmare. However, come WrestleMania our Faculty predicts that the faces finally get their revenge on these mean girls.

**Single’s Match**
Triple H vs. Sheamus

Daniel B. ? TRIPLE H.

David S. ? is tough. I think that to keep Sheamus? initial Title run as legitimate and seem repeatable, SHEAMUS goes over HHH.

(Craig C.) ? SHEAMUS.

(Ricky L.) ? Slow match of the night, And more than likely the First one out. Trips doesn’t usually put over the Younger Talent on the Grandest Stage of them all, So…I have to go with THE KING OF KINGS getting the win.

(Paul L.) – This is Triple H’s chance to really put a younger guy over at WrestleMania, which is why I think SHEAMUS will go over here.

Josh B. ? HHH. No way in hell Sheamus is going over HHH at Mania, I don’t care how much HHH ‘likes’ him.

Matt O. ? SHEAMUS.

Josh P. ? I am really hoping that the WWE does the right thing here and gives Sheamus the rub. Although I have a sad suspicion that Triple H will win this, I am really pulling for Sheamus here. Sometimes, you need to gamble, and that is what I am doing here. SHEAMUS.

Sean H. ? Sheamus needs to win in a big way. I’m torn here. Oh I don’t know…SHEAMUS.

Jose M. ? SHEAMUS eeks out a win.


Doug L. ? SHEAMUS via verification and vindication. Verification for those of us who believe Sheamus truly is ready for the upper-echelon of WWE’s roster. Vindication for HHH in the eyes of all of us who believe he is incapable putting any young talent over… you heard me…

Mike T. ? SHEAMUS.

Anthony V. ? Triple H is probably the best opponent for Sheamus right now. I could see this being a dark horse match of the night, because I think Sheamus is going to be very successful. For all the rips on Triple H that he ?does not put guys over?, he is 7-6 in WrestleMania. I say at the end of the night, he goes 7-7. SHEAMUS wins this match and Triple H gets his revenge at Extreme Rules.

Jeff S. ? TRIPLE H.

Consensus: SHEAMUS 11; Triple H 4. In a surprising turn of events, The Faculty picked the young superstar to be put over by HHH. The Celtic Warrior is predicted to win and continue to newfound dominance on the Raw Brand.

**Triple Threat Match**
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr.

Daniel B. ? RANDY ORTON.

David S. ? looking at this from who has the most to gain, and who I would actually believe as the winner. I?m picking Ted DiBiase; especially with his dad in attendance I think this is a make-it-or-break-it opportunity for TED DIBIASE.

(Craig C.) ? RANDY ORTON.

(Ricky L.) ? RHODES Wins. This is going to be a Clusterf*ck…but in a good way….My crystal ball is telling me that legacy will destroy Orton for most of the match..but Rhodes will Sneak the win off of an unsuspecting DiBiase…Besides..The family can only have so much glory in one weekend. (P.S.Is anyone interested in having Cody and Dusty feud with Ted Jr. and Ted Sr.?)

(Paul L.) ? This match will probably start out as a 2-on-1 handicap match, before Ted and Cody begin fighting one another, allowing ORTON to get the sneak pin.

Josh B. ? DIBIASE JR. I’m going with the upset here despite me really thinking Orton is going to win. If they are going to get DiBiase over he needs to get a big win.


Josh P. ? I do not see Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes working together here. If their little speech on Raw was any indication, I think their petty squabbling will be their downfall. Even though I would love for Ted to get the win as he is the most promising out of these, I see a feud between Rhodes and Dibiase after mania… so I’m thinking Orton gets the rub here. RANDY ORTON.

Sean H. ? ORTON.

Jose M. ? ORTON. I originally wanted Cody to be unpredictable but Randy has been getting pinned too much lately.


Doug L. ? RHODES via ‘the craziest, most insane hunch known to mankind’. I have no idea why I think this will happen… but I just see Orton and DiBiase going to town on each other and Rhodes stumbles across and picks up the scraps. After WM, which would be easier to build from? Orton demolishing 2 young talents and demoting them? DiBiase winning, Orton-DiBiase @ Extreme Rules, and Cody in the dark? Or my hypothesis?

Mike T. ? RANDY ORTON – DiBiase and Rhodes won’t work together.

Anthony V. ? Orton has done a great job getting young guys over so far. He did it with Kofi Kingston. Now he will do it with two very young superstars. Orton will get a ton of offense in here, but I will go a different route (probably wrong, but here it is). I sensed a little tension between Ted and Cody, and that could lead TED DIBIASE JR. to hit Dream Street on Cody (after he hit Cross Rhodes on Orton). Ted pins Cody and Orton does not job out. It is a win/win for everyone but Cody Rhodes.


Consensus: RANDY ORTON 9; Ted DiBiase, Jr. 4; Cody Rhodes 2. The ‘students? may have the upper hand as of late, but the majority of The Faculty predicts that ?the teacher? will not succumb to his students. Expect Orton to escape with the victory.

**No Holds Barred Match**
Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart

Daniel B. ? BRET HART.

David S. ? No way the guy would agree to come back without the payoff of a victory. BRET HART.

(Craig C.) ? BRET HART.

(Ricky L.) ? BRET BETTER win. Plain and Simple…If Vince Wins, we Riot.

(Paul L.) – This one has to end with BRET HART slapping on the Sharpshooter and making Vince tap, thus gaining revenge for the Montreal screwjob.

Josh B. ? HART. It’s just the right thing to do.

Matt O. ? BRET HART.

Josh P. ? This is the “send em home happy” match and nothing more. BRET HART.

Sean H. ? BRET HART.

Jose M. ? BRET HART beats Vince with the Sharpshooter in what I think will be a very funny match.


Doug L. ? HART via …seriously… you need a reason? It’s Wrestle-f$%kin’-mania… you know matches involving a McMahon in any street fighting capacity lead to the genius’ obliteration.

Mike T. ? BRET HART – I just can’t believe this is really going to happen!

Anthony V. ? Do you think BRET HART signed a deal to lose this bad boy? I don?t think so. After over a decade, Bret screws Vince.

Jeff S. ? BRET HART.

Consensus: BRET HART 15; Vince McMahon 0. Vince has ?no chance in hell? in winning this match over Bret Hart. Hart did not re-up with the WWE only for Vince to screw him again.

**If Rey Mysterio loses, he must join Straight Edge Society**
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio, Jr.

Daniel B. ? CM PUNK.

David S. ? This is a hard pick. I don?t see how Rey can bring his family into the storyline, only to fail in the face of the tears of his nine year old girl. REY REY picks up the win for the future of her psychiatric state.

(Craig C.) ? CM PUNK.

(Ricky L.) ? MYSTERIO Wins. Hmmm…First Tough call of the night…While as much as I would love to see Rey Rey go straight edge…I don?t see it happening, and The white knight gets the win.

(Paul L.) – This seems to be a feud that is set to last well into the summer, so what better way to prolong it than by giving Rey a temporary stint in the Straightedge Society. PUNK goes over here.

Josh B. ? REY. This has show stealer written all over it. This is the match (other than HBK-Taker II) that I most want to see.

Matt O. ? CM PUNK.

Josh P. ? Hmm.. tough pick here. It would be really interesting if Rey was in the straight edge society against his will. It would continue this feud with Rey fighting for his freedom. I think the WWE has a really great feud planned here and because of that, I’m going to say CM Punk gets the win here and we get, probably, one of the best stories on the Smackdown brand for 2010. CM PUNK.

Sean H. ? PUNK. I think a ton of good TV can be made out of Mysterio in the SES.

Jose M. ? MISTERIO wins the battle but not the war.

Joe B. ? REY REY.

Doug L. ? REY via ‘the thoughts of CM winning instead’. Imagine if CM won… the latino and mexican wrestling community would be devastated and 7-year-olds everywhere would feel explosions in their chest from their tiny hearts combusting. I may be sadistic and would enjoy this, but this is a democracy… majority wins…

Mike T. ? CM PUNK – This is going to be great.

Anthony V. ? Rumors swirled that this would be a Mask vs. Hair match. If that was the case, Punk would be bald 100%. However, I think they could really carry this storyline on past WrestleMania and maybe to the Over the Limit Pay-Per-View. I say CM PUNK wins this match (probably the best match in the first half of the show), Rey is a forced member in the Straight Edge Society, and Punk shaves his head over the summer.


Consensus: CM PUNK 8; Rey Mysterio, Jr. 7. In a very close contest, The Faculty predicts that Punk will have a new member in the Straight Edge Society. Expect a Punk victory over here according to The Faculty.

**Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Winner earns a World Title match whenever they want.)

Raw participants: Christian, Jack Swagger, MVP, Evan Bourne, and Kofi Kingston

Smackdown participants: Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, and Shelton Benjamin

Daniel B. ? CHRISTIAN.

David S. ? I?m leaving this up to a flip of the coin. Heads it’s Christian, tails it’s Drew. — Heads it is! CHRISTIAN.

(Craig C.) ? CHRISTIAN.

(Ricky L.) ? CHRISTIAN Wins. I hate Picking for this match…SO many variables…But I Think Christian Walks away with this one…I will explain later why.

(Paul L.) – I am really hoping for a CHRISTIAN win here. He deserves this push more than anyone after his trojan work on ECW over the course of the last year.

Josh B. ? CHRISTIAN. I said back when Christian first came back to WWE (ECW at least) that he would win Money In The Bank this year and despite Drew McIntyre making a STRONG case the last few weeks that he might go over I’m sticking with the Instant Classic.

Matt O. ? Not Drew! CHRISTIAN.

Josh P. ? Geez, why don’t I just pick a name out of a hat.. but let’s analyze this. Bourne, Kingston, and Shelton are eliminated.. .they are just spot monkeys to make this match entertaining. Ziggler, Swagger, Kane, MVP, and Hardy are eliminated because while they will have some spots, they won’t be the big ones. There are there merely as props. This leaves Christian and Drew McIntyre. Christian is the most deserving of the shot at a world title, but I don’t think that Vince will pull the trigger. Drew McIntyre is the one nobody believes will win this, but on the contrary, I think that’s the surprise that Vince wants to pull here. I have a suspicion that the WWE Intercontinental Champion will get a shot at a world title here. DREW MCINTYRE.

Sean H. ? Evan Bourne, sike! MATT HARDY (I know, Sheamus, Hardy, I’m doomed).

Jose M. ? DREW MCINTRYE wins. Why? Because if Vince McMahon did all that for Drew to get into the match wouldn’t it make sense that he wants him to win the match. Expect Drew to win and cash in on Edge before the night is over.


Doug L. ? CHRISTIAN via ‘the lemming mentality’… hell, everyone else is picking him so either I lose/win one like everyone else or pick someone else and risk going down a win in the predictions standings. But you have no idea how much beer will be sprayed in exuberance if McIntyre ends up grabbing the suitcase!!

Mike T. ? I’m going to go with KOFI KINGSTON. If Drew McIntyre wins I’m going to be pissed.

Anthony V. ? I say don?t let other web sites fool you, the winner of this match will be a World Champion after they cash in the case. If they go the ?winner loses title match? storyline, it would be McIntyre. However, who can be the next champion out of the ten competing in this match? Only one comes to mind. That man is CHRISTIAN.


Consensus: CHRISTIAN 11; Drew McIntyre 2; Matt Hardy 1; Kofi Kingston 1. This match may be the opening bout in this year’s WrestleMania and we will be enjoying the various spots and scenes of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. In the end we agreed that six wrestlers have ?no chance? at winning this contest. Some members went with Kingston, Matt Hardy, and McIntyre. However in the end, the case will go to Captain Charisma (or The Instant Classic).

**Streak vs. Career**

The Undertaker (17-0 on the line) vs. Shawn Michaels (Career on the line)


David S. ? *sigh* alright here goes nothing. I?m predicting that this match ends in a double pinfall/submission or any combination thereof. However, due to the fact that I can?t risk a loss when I?m at the top of the heap I?m ?officially? picking UNDERTAKER, but you all know where my heart truly rests.

(Craig C.) ? UNDERTAKER.

(Ricky L.) ? TAKER Wins: Man, I haven’t Looked forward to this pick since this match was first hinted at…But one Of WM’s biggest draws is the Streak..and Michaels has hinted that this was his last match for a while…So I have to read the writing on the wall..And Go taker and 18-0 here.

(Paul L.) – UNDERTAKER has to go over here. Shawn Michaels’ career can be resurrected; the streak cannot and would be better served to put a younger guy over next year.

Josh B. ? UNDERTAKER. I’ve been going back and forth over this but I just don’t think they’re ending the streak this year and I truly think HBK may hang ’em up.

Matt O. ? TAKER.

Josh P. ? It is all but confirmed that Michaels may be done with wrestling. Taker will not lose… Vince isn’t dumb enough to end the streak… THE UNDERTAKER.

Sean H. ? I had a dream the other night that HBK won. I also had a dream I was licked on the back by a huge, poisonous lizard. I do not trust my dreams. UNDERTAKER.

Jose M. ? UNDERTAKER retires Shawn and maintains the streak.


Doug L. ? TAKER via ‘which one is worth risking the least’. You can’t bring back a 17-year-long reason to purchase WrestleMania. You can bring back a HoF performer for occasional matches on major PPV events.

Mike T. ? THE UNDERTAKER. RIP Shawn Michaels!

Anthony V. ? A month ago, I though Michaels had a chance. Now though, I have no doubts in my mind that UNDERTAKER wins this match. One can always un-retire (Michaels has done it in the past), but you can?t have another streak like Undertaker’s. I have this match as my match of the night.


Consensus: THE UNDERTAKER 15; Shawn Michaels 0. In a shocking move by the WrestleView Faculty, not one person chose The Heartbreak Kid in his career-threatening match with The Deadman. So, in a unanimous vote, Michaels? career will?REST?IN?PEACE.


ShoMiz (Big Show and Miz) (c’s) vs. John Morrison and R-Truth

Daniel B. ? SHOMIZ.

David S. ? Big Show has never won a match at ?mania despite 8 attempts, I think it’s his time. SHOMIZ.


(Ricky L.) ? Tag team Title match: SHOWMIZ Retains. I don?t think that the Random Pairing of JoMo and R-Truth will ever win these titles..Big show and Awesome Boy retain.

(Paul L.) – As far as I’m concerned, Miz is almost ready for a push to the main event scene, and Big Show should also be feuding at a much higher level after spending the best part of the last year in the tag division. MORRISON and TRUTH would benefit better from being tag champs, which is why they go over.

Josh B. ? SHOMIZ. Yep, Vince, let’s just throw more random singles wrestlers together as tag teams…

Matt O. ? SHOMIZ.

Josh P. ? I don’t think this match belongs anywhere on a card like WrestleMania. This just seems like a throw away match at a basic WWE PPV. However, I do believe, that even though they are just a slapped together random pairing, that Morrison and Truth will walk out your new champions because of one man… Daniel Bryan. I think Bryan will make a HUGE impact here and costs The Miz and Big Show their tag team titles, setting up a possible US title match between Bryan and Miz (which, in all honesty, SHOULD have been the match here at WM). So with that dynamic… JOHN MORRISON AND R-TRUTH.

Sean H. ? SHOMIZ.

Jose M. ? SHOWMIZ and thats “Whats up”.

Joe B. ? SHOMIZ retains.

Doug L. ? MORRISON & TRUTH via ‘The Ascension of The Miz’… imagine the typical rift between Miz and Show after their loss, but Miz actually taking out Show! A sight I would love to see, but we’ll see something to that effect to bring Miz higher than anyone could have anticipated 12 months ago.

Mike T. ? SHOMIZ.

Anthony V. ? Look, I am a fan of John Morrison and R-Truth. However, I think if this team wins the titles. It would be a step down for Morrison (a man I think the WWE wants to push soon). Also, for all the Big Show has done he is 0-8 in WrestleMania. The Miz, based on his work ethic, easily became a top heel in the WWE and he has a lot of belts in his possession. I see SHOMIZ coming out on top here. I think The Big Show should get at least one WM win for all his work.

Jeff S. ? SHOMIZ.

Consensus: SHOMIZ 12; John Morrison and R-Truth 3. Both teams should give us a valiant effort. However, the Faculty predicts a knockout blow by ShoMiz in this contest. We predict that the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships stay over the shoulders of the champs.

Chris Jericho (c) vs. Edge

Daniel B. ? EDGE.

David S. ? EDGE, I guess.


(Ricky L.) ? EDGE Wins. It’s too obvious, When was the last time a RR winner lost his title match at WM? (Excluding Cena in ’08). BUT..As I said Earlier..Christian Wins MITB and Cashes it in on His Former Partner. So Edge wins this Match. But Doesn’t walk out Champ..Setting up an Epic Triple Threat at an upcoming PPV.

(Paul L.) – I’m picking EDGE to go over here, however don’t be surprised to see CHRISTIAN cash in Money In The Bank after the match and take the title, setting up an immediate heel turn and move to Smackdown for Christian.

Josh B. ? EDGE. No way in hell Edge shouldn’t go over here, not with all the build he’s had. The actual build to the match has been a little disappointing to me but I’m sure they’ll deliver on the match itself.

Matt O. ? JERICHO.

Josh P. ? This match should not have been for a world title. No offense to Jericho, but this match would have worked better as a grudge match. Instead of having Edge win the Royal Rumble, I would have had him argue with Jericho, Edge shoves Jericho; Jericho shoves Edge into another wrestler, who catches Edge off guard and eliminates him. Edge tries to get back into the ring, security and refs haul him away. Jericho later gets eliminated from the rumble and as Jericho makes his way to the back, Edge comes out and jumps him and they fight backstage and are pulled apart by more security. BAM.. there’s your set up for a grudge match…. but having the world title involved makes this match just seem cliche. Good guy will get the win and the revenge here. EDGE.

Sean H. ? EDGE.

Jose M. ? All I can say is SPEAR, SPEAR, SPEAR EDGE goes over.

Joe B. ? JERICHO retains.

Doug L. ? EDGE via ‘another transitional period’. For some reason, everytime Edge is in a title match and he is the supposed ‘favorite’… his reign looks to be only transitional. With this win, I only see him holding it for a month, potentially dropping to any number of people (CM, Jericho in rematch, MITB winner, Orton/Cena from Draft after ER, etc.).

Mike T. ? EDGE – This feud should have been better.

Anthony V. ? Jericho is a great champion. He is a great talker. He is a great wrestler. He is by far the MVP of the WWE in 2010 so far. All those credentials won?t help him in this match. EDGE is the new World Heavyweight Champion and he will do it??with a??Roll-up.

Jeff S. ? EDGE.

Consensus: EDGE 12; Chris Jericho 3. Though Jericho may be ?the best in the world at what he does?, Edge will complete his epic return with a SPEAR!!! The Faculty predict a new World Heavyweight Champion in this battle.

Batista (c) vs. John Cena

Daniel B. ? CENA.

David S. ? CENA deserves the win on this night.

(Craig C.) ? JOHN CENA.

(Ricky L.) ? BATISTA Retains. This is not going to end Clean, Plain and simple. Either someone is going to Interfere, Batista is going to cheat, Or Cena Will snap and Get DQ’ed….But Batista Retains here.

(Paul L.) – I think CENA will go over here.

Josh B. ? CENA. Batista has looked more like a true monster lately than ever before but I just don’t think he can overcome Cena. Nope, no Superman jokes this month (lmao).

Matt O. ? CENA.

Josh P. ? Same as above… I really do not like this match because I hate both men. I hate Batista’s look, his work ethic, his promos, everything. Same goes for John Cena. Same situation.. this would have worked better as a grudge match than a WWE Title match, but oh well… send em home happy, John Cena will be your new WWE Champion. JOHN CENA.


Jose M. ? CENA finally gets the win and breaks the Batista Jinx.

Joe B. ? BATISTA (just a hunch).

Doug L. ? CENA via … seriously? You damn well know this is happening… there is no logic that could effectively combat it.

Mike T. ? JOHN CENA sends the fans home happy. Batista and Cena will be 1-1 now. I don’t count the loss at Elimination Chamber.

Anthony V. ? I have said this many times and will say it again. When Cena’s back is against the wall and he doubts himself?good things happen. CENA wins this match, but Batista gets in some good offense.

Jeff S. ? JOHN CENA.

Consensus: JOHN CENA 12, Batista 3. John Cena, as always, will exit the phone booth and become SUPERCENA by the end of the night. We predict the WWE Championship to change hands in an amazing encounter by two superb heavyweights.


Well, that does it for another round of Predictions from the Faculty for the 2010-2011 season.

And remember students, this is YOUR column too! Please present to me your choices for the winners of any PPV by e-mail at or by sending me an inbox message on Facebook. Winner of each PPV receives a coveted (and NEVER duplicated) Gold Star in my latest column and is named the ?Student of the Week? for the next Predictions article.

Well, that does it for us, class. On behalf of my peers on WrestleView I bid you farewell. We will be taking a 21-day break and will be back for our predictions for TNA’s Lockdown. As always, thank you for reading our predictions. Now go and enjoy WrestleMania Sunday! You are all???DISMISSED!!

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